Happy “B”-day

In the midst of one final weekend of performance of “Viva V.E.R.D.I. – The Promised End” (which begins uniquely with a Wednesday performance tonight) and planning the start of “Figaro in Four Quartets” rehearsals next Monday, I took some time out yesterday to interview tenor Brian Arreola, who is singing in this current Verdi production. We talked around a number of fascinating issues so check it out here:

Also in town is my greatest friend and one of the producing artists I respect most Alison Wong. She and I will be doing a podcast soon, but for today its a today for small celebrations.

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Face to Face

Went today to Halcyon House to see the new fellows that make up Cohort 9. This group of socially minded entrepreneurs offered up a range of projects from public heath to development of working moms to a future-tax based work re-training program to combat income inequality. It was a decidedly cool group and inspiring to be there. Halcyon also does work with artists and looks at how art can be dynamic in the social sphere. I’m excited to return to this amazing historic Georgetown location to see what other ideas are percolating there.

In our own effort to engage fully, in all senses of the words, our diverse and curious audience, we’ve posted the full script for Viva V.E.R.D.I. – The Promised End online, its annotated with all the sources and maybe be a nerd’s dream playground, but hopefully its also a pathway to a deeper dig INto the piece.

Full Script Here 

And check out another glowing review from Broadway World, which called the piece “One of the most emotionally stirring performances I have seen…an incredibly complex tapestry of music and emotion…this kind of performance will leave you pondering its meaning for days, weeks, maybe even months to come” Here

Art Exposed

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This was an exciting weekend for the In Series, the first production of our 2018-2019 r(E)volution! season: Viva V.E.R.D.I. – The Promised End. It opened to a sold-out audience on Saturday night and received this supportive and exuberant review from the Anne Midgette of the Washington Post and we are your In Series could not be more pleased with the recognition our work is getting. Don’t miss an opportunity to catch this show while it’s still open, and then to come back to see it a second time for free. It’s still playing September 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, and 23, and you can go online at http://www.inseries.org to by tickets, or call our box-office at (202)-204-7763.